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Pile Burning in El Malpais National Monument

National Park Service Superintendent Kelly Fuhrmann announced that the Four Winds Fire Group will be burning wood piles in El Malpais National Monument starting Tuesday, Aug 4th and is expected to complete the project on Wednesday, Aug 5th. These wood piles are located along the west side of County Road 42 in the vicinity of […]

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National Park Service’s Pueblo Parks Group to Lift Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Wednesday

Los Alamos, Watrous, Pecos, Jemez Springs – New Mexico – Due to several days of higher humidity and rain, Bandelier National Monument, Fort Union National Monument, Pecos National Historical Park and Valles Caldera National Preserve will lift fire restrictions at 8:00 am on July 29, 2020. “Even though the monsoons have begun, we’re still in drought conditions,” […]

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Pile burning in El Malpais National Monument

National Park Service Acting Superintendent Steve Baumann announced that the Four Winds Fire Group will be burning wood piles in El Malpais National Monument starting Saturday, July 25th through Sunday July 26th as weather and fuel conditions permit. These wood piles are located along the North side of County Road 42, West of Cerro Bandera, […]

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Fire Restrictions Lifted at El Malpais National Monument

National Park Service Acting Superintendent Steve Baumann has announced the recession of Stage II Fire Restrictions in El Malpais National Monument effective immediately. Recent monsoonal rains have significantly reduced the fire danger within the Monuments. As always, the Monument does not allow for: • Open fires with the exception of wood and charcoal campfires within […]

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Fire Restrictions in Effect at Chaco Culture National Historic Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument

Due to extreme fire danger at Chaco Culture National Historic Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument, park officials will be implementing fire restrictions beginning Friday, June 19, 2020. Beginning at 5 pm on Friday, June 19 the following acts will be prohibited throughout Chaco Culture National Historic Park and Aztec Ruins National Monument: • Setting, […]

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National Park Service’s Pueblo Parks Group Implements Stage II Fire Restrictions

Los Alamos, Watrous, Pecos, Jemez Springs – New Mexico – Due to the increased risk of wildfire in the region, the Pueblo Parks Group, which includes Bandelier National Monument, Fort Union National Monument, Pecos National Historical Park, and Valles Caldera National Preserve, will enter Stage II fire restrictions on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 8:00 […]

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Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go! Always check with the local agency for current fire restrictions before visiting public lands.  For more information, call the Fire Restrictions Hotline: 1-877-864-6985. BeSafe.org Outdoor Safety Tips from Smokey Bear Campfire Safety Backyard Burning Equipment Maintenance Tips for Enjoying the Outdoors Safely During Fire Season Fire Danger Descriptions Grilling Safety Tips One Less Spark, One Less […]

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Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, March 29 – April 4, 2020

The federal, state, and tribal partners of the Southwest Wildland Fire Prevention and Information Committee invite you to join us in promoting Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, March 29 – April 4, 2020. This year’s theme is “When wildfire strikes will you be ready?”  The messaging of the week provides actions individuals can take to prevent […]

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Final Lava 18 Fire Update Unless Significant Events Occur

Lava 18 Fire Interagency News Release For Immediate Release September 11, 2019 Contact:  Ernie Price, 505-285-4641 ext. 18, ernie_price@nps.gov Final Lava 18 Fire Update Unless Significant Events Occur Grants, NM – The lightning-ignited Lava 18 Fire is approximately 2,070 acres (858 ac on the National Park Service (NPS) El Malpais National Monument and 1,212 acres […]

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Lava 18 Fire Continues to Meet Objectives

Lava 18 Fire Interagency News Release For Immediate Release September 7, 2019 Contact:  Ernie Price, 505-285-4641 ext. 18, ernie_price@nps.gov Lava 18 Fire Continues to Meet Objectives Grants, NM – The lightning-ignited Lava 18 Fire is approximately 1,500 acres. This fire is playing an important role maintaining a healthy forest and ensuring the resiliency of this […]

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Expect to See Smoke During Aerial Ignition on Lava 18 Fire

Lava 18 Fire Interagency News Release For Immediate Release September 5, 2019 Contact:  Ernie Price, 505-285-4641 ext. 18, ernie_price@nps.gov Expect to See Smoke During Aerial Ignition on Lava 18 Fire Grants, NM – The lightning-ignited Lava 18 Fire is approximately 330 acres. Firefighters plan to use aerial ignitions the next two days to strategically burnout approximately 100 acres each […]

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Increased Smoke Expected on Lava 18 Fire as Firefighters Conduct Strategic Firing Operations to Protect Private Land

Increased Smoke Expected on Lava 18 Fire as Firefighters Conduct Strategic Firing Operations to Protect Private Land  Grants, NM – The lightning-ignited Lava 18 Fire is estimated to be approximately 64 acres. Firefighters are monitoring this lightning-caused fire where it is maintaining the natural role in the ecosystem and using a full range of tactics to […]

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National Park Service Manages Fire at El Malpais National Monument

National Park Service Manages Fire at El Malpais National Monument Grants, NM – The National Park Service (NPS) at El Malpais National Monument is managing a fire that was caused by a lightning strike on August 22. As of Friday afternoon (Aug. 30) the slow moving fire had covered about 10 acres. The fire known as the Lava […]

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Valles Caldera National Preserve to Expand the Managed Redondo Fire

DATE: August 28, 2019 CONTACT: Kimberly DeVall, kimberly_devall@nps.gov, 505-412-0826 Valles Caldera National Preserve to Expand the Managed Redondo Fire Jemez Springs, NM — Fire crews will expand the managed burn area along the Preserve boundary north of the original Redondo Fire and south of Freelove Canyon. Firing operations planned for today and tomorrow will ultimately help to increase […]

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National Park Service Plans Prescribed Fire at El Malpais National Monument

Grants, NM – The National Park Service at El Malpais National Monument and the Bureau of Land Management’s El Malpais National Conservation Area plan to conduct a prescribed fire on the west side of the monument near the junction of County Road 42 and the Big Tubes turn-off. The Rendija prescribed fire is approximately 1,500 […]

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National Park Service Firefighters Monitoring Lightning Ignited Wildfires in El Malpais National Monument

Grants, NM – National Park Service Superintendent Mitzi Frank announced that four lightning caused fires are being managed within El Malpais National Monument. All four fires are surrounded by lava fields and burning within ponderosa forests with needles and grassy vegetation. The Lola Fire is located in the southeast corner of El Malpais National Monument west of Highway 117. It is estimated to […]

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Fire Restrictions Lifted at Pecos National Historical Park

Fire Restrictions Lifted at Pecos National Historical Park; Summer Fishing Season to Resume July 19th Date: July 9, 2018 Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7241 Pecos, NM:  Due to several days of higher humidity and rain, Pecos National Historical Park will lift the closure order and stage 2 fire restrictions on Tuesday, July 10th.  All publicly-accessible areas of the park will be open […]

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Know Before You Go

Know before you go. Check with your local ranger station for current conditions. New Mexico Fire Information http://NMFireInfo.com https://facebook.com/NMFireInfo https://twitter.com/nmfireinfo SW Fire Restrictions and Closures https://firerestrictions.us/nm/ SW Fire Restrictions and Closures Hotline: 1-877-864-6985 Frequently Asked Questions Outdoor Fire Safety Wildland Fire Map Resources including Wildland Fire Data in Google Earth Smoke Management & Wildland Fire […]

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Three Northern New Mexico National Parks To Increase Fire Restrictions

Los Alamos, NM – Due to the continued high risk of wildfire in the region, Bandelier National Monument, Pecos National Historical Park, and Valles Caldera National Preserve will implement public closures to all backcountry areas of the parks on Friday, June 1, 2018, at 12:01 AM, pursuant to Stage III fire restrictions. However, main public areas […]

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Recreational drones near wildfires are not safe #IfYouFlyWeCant #NoDronesInFireZones

If You Fly, We Can’t Recreational drones near wildfires are not safe. Flying recreational drones over or near wildfires could cause injury or death to firefighters and hamper the effectiveness of wildfire suppression operations. If recreational drones are detected over or near a wildfire, aerial firefighting aircraft may be grounded, causing wildfires to grow larger and unduly […]

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